Princess 56 Owner Story: St Katharine Docks, London

Princess 56 owner, St Katharine’s Dock London.

Bill Taylor’s interest in boating was sparked in 1972, aged just 25, whilst on holiday. Relaxing with his young family on the blue flag beaches that run from Bournemouth to Sandbanks and watching the boats coming out of Poole Harbour, Bill made his mind up that one day he would have be a boat owner. In 1980, he purchased his first boat, a twenty three foot sailing boat. As the family grew, so did the boat, owning classic models from within the Princess range in the Princess 33 and 35, as well as a Trader 42 trawler yacht, before moving into Flybridge models from Fairline. His last Fairline was a Fairline Squadron 55.

Following the opening of the new office in May 2015, Princess Poole had just taken delivery of a brand new Princess 56 Flybridge Motor Yacht for display at the Poole Harbour Boat Show. Bill continues…. ”I stay on board my boat most weekends enjoying spending time together with the family on the water. I was looking for a boat that would provide more space and comfort for us all without going too big but that I could also use to entertain clients”.

Bill jumped into his helicopter and in just over one hour landed in Poole. Although a similar size to his current boat, Bill couldn’t believe how much extra space the Princess 56 offered in both the daytime living areas and the accommodation. “The large saloon windows and master cabin hull glazing just gave such a feeling of space and being on a much larger boat. Also, I was really impressed with the detailing and build quality which seemed to be of a much higher standard than my previous boats”.

Bill took delivery of his new Princess 56 in July. Having spent most of the past thirty years on the River Crouch cruising the Thames Estuary and the East Coast, Bill’s current berth is in St. Katharine Docks, by Tower Bridge in the heart of the City of London. Bill adds “I am very pleased with my new Princess 56 and being just one foot longer that my previous boat yet offering so much more space, the mooring fees are the almost the same!”

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